The Shimanto Belt (i.e., the southern part of the Butsuzo Tectonic Line in southwestern Japan and the Kanto Mountains) is in general divided into the Shimanto Belt in the strict sense (or the Shimanto Northern Belt) and the Setogawa-Nakamura Belt (or the Shimanto Southern Belt) (Kimura and Tokuyama, 1971; Kimura, 1974).
It is bound on the south by the Tonogi-Aikawa Tectonic Line from the Misaka and the Nishikatsura Groups and on the north by the Itsukaichi-Kawakami Tectonic Line from the Shimanto Supergroup (Fig.
The Upper Formation is exposed from Mutsuhara to south of Takenomukai and from orth of the Matsuhime Pass to the Itsukaichi-Kawakami Tectonic Line.
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